STUDENTS TOLD: SEIZE OPPORTUNITIES AS JOBS CHANGING

Students have been urged to seize any opportunity to learn and train for careers in the future as the days of "getting that Government job and remaining at it for 40 years are over".

Students have been urged to seize any opportunity to learn and train for careers in the future as the days of “getting that Government job and remaining at it for 40 years are over“.

Acting Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands, made this appeal when he addressed the Barbados Coalition of Services Industries’ (BCSI) seminar entitled: Business & Career Opportunities Available in The Arts Career, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. The event was staged as part of National Services Week 2015 and targeted fourth and fifth form students at the secondary level;-

Stating that changes were taking place in the world of work even with persons accessing work in Government institutions, the Acting Education Minister said youth unemployment was very high across the world, around 40 percent in some places, he urged students to also consider taking Caribbean Vocational Qualifications, which provided training that allowed for free movement of people and labour across CARICOM countries;-

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